Area Flood Donation Points to Aid Our Friends in the Midlands and Lowcountry

Note that this information was first published by The Greenville News.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations. Over the weekend the Red Cross opened 35 shelters in North and South Carolina – 30 of those were in South Carolina. Donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief can be made online or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. You can also text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Salvation Army is sending Emergency and Disaster Services personnel to provide food, water, and shelter to those affected by the storm. A mobile canteen is leaving Greenville Tuesday morning to head to Columbia. You can help The Salvation Army provide relief to flood victims by donating to its Emergency and Disaster Services. Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, parking, transporting and distributing goods. To donate text STORM to 51555, call 1-800-SALARMY or visit www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/flood.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a bottled water drive. Anyone who would like to donate sealed bottled water can stop by any of three locations to make a donation between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Greenville County LEC at 4 McGee St., Greenville

4900 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville

5 Chapel Dr., Greenville

South Carolina Emergency Management Division has compiled a list of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. A full list of those accepting donations can be found online.

The North Greenville University Athletics Department will set up a trailer in front of Younts Stadium Wednesday morning to accept donations of food, water and stuffed animals. The trailer will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Newspring church is taking donations online. You can also bring bottled water and non-perishable food items to 81 Rocky Slope Road from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. now through Thursday.

Memorial United Methodist in downtown Greer is collecting drinking water through Wednesday night at the entrance of its Family Life Center.

Springwell Church in Taylors is collecting donations. They’ve connected with pastors in Columbia and Charleston and are collecting diapers, wipes, toiletries, socks, shoes, towels and sheets. You can drop them off at Springwell today through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. or Sunday morning.

Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands is taking donations of items (water, canned goods, blankets, toiletries, gift cards, etc) at two upstate service centers.

Greenville Service Center – 5 Independence Pointe, Suite 120

Spartanburg Service Center – 349 East Blackstock Road

Greer First Baptist Church is collection bottled water until 3 p.m. Thursday. Donations are being accepted at the church at 201 W. Poinsett Street in Greer.

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Tommy Stringer